Agricultural Technical Paraprofessional - Durham Horticulture Farm

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Posting NumberS05261PWorking TitleAgricultural Technical Paraprofessional - Durham Horticulture FarmDepartmentCAES HorticultureAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Advertised Salary$27500.00Posting Date10/09/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/27/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include three letters of reference in the “unofficial letters of reference” document requirement.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleAgriculture/Forestry Technical/Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This new role will have responsibility of operational management of field production of ornamental nursery crops along with supporting greenhouse operations. The position will work to support an ornamental plant breeding program located at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, GA. The tentative start date for this position is 3/15/2020 and continuation of the position is contingent upon future funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Diverse landscape management skills; ability to troubleshoot and maintain small equipment, mowers and tractors; valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

Work outdoors under variable weather conditions; lift up to 50 pounds. Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Management of field research plots; maintenance of ornamental research plots including mowing, pre and post emergent weed control, application of mulch, planting, plant removal and pruning; maintenance of field equipment (mowers, carts, sprayers, weed eaters, etc…); irrigation installation and maintenance; soil samples.

Percentage of time75Duties/Responsibilities

Maintenance or assistance with container and greenhouse facilities; keep buildings and tools clean and organized; assist with greenhouse and container pad operation, maintenance and cleanup, potting and weeding container-grown plant material.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Assisting directly with research planning, implementation, and data collection.

Percentage of time5Duties/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
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    Posted: 10/11/2020
    Application Due: 1/9/2021
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